MIAMI & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the world's pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol—today announced that it has published its second annual Philanthropy and Volunteering Update, highlighting corporate and employee giving, as well as volunteer outreach activity for full-year 2018. The Update encapsulates the Company’s commitment to pursuing its corporate social responsibility initiatives across various areas, which include: promoting responsible consumption, supporting education, enhancing diversity and inclusion, supporting our supplier causes, and empowering local giving and volunteering with charities throughout local markets.
“Southern Glazer’s is a Company that has and always will be devoted to giving back to the local communities in which it serves, and each year, our team pushes further to make a larger impact—from the growing number of volunteer activities, to the financial contributions made to those who need it the most,” said Wayne Chaplin, Chief Executive Officer, Southern Glazer’s. “This includes our employees, leaders, supplier and customer partners, who work together year-round to ensure we’re all doing our part and more—it truly is a team effort that’s made possible with everyone’s support.”
The year-in-review Update highlights stories of employee giving and volunteerism from across North America, demonstrating the breadth of outreach Southern Glazer’s employees engage in within their own home towns. This year’s report also provides an update on the growth of VolunCheers Online—the enterprise-wide employee volunteering and giving portal launched in the summer of 2018—which is enabling employees across the U.S. and Canada to connect with each other online and mobilize for volunteering and fundraising activities benefiting national and local charitable organizations.
“Every year, Southern Glazer’s and its employees commit time, resources, and funds to countless charities in all the markets where the Company operates,” said Sheldon Stein, President, Southern Glazer’s. “The Philanthropy and Volunteering Update is a great way of capturing it all in one place, while also serving as a helpful guide in directing our efforts for 2019.”
To access the 2018 Philanthropy and Volunteering Update, visit http://www.southernglazers.com/images/pdf/2018_Philanthropy_Update_010719.pdf.
About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol, and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, and employs more than 20,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SouthernGlazers.